Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster, Maple Fretboard in Black
|Honoring the electrifying `Voodoo Chile` who popularized the Stratocaster guitar and its tremendous sonic flexibility, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster gives you the same fiery tone and playing feel to wield as your own. Full of incendiary vintage tone and classic style, this extraordinary instrument features signature touches and unique appointments based on his distinctive `flipped-over` guitars.|
The foundation of Hendrix`s uniquely personal sound and playing style was his habit of flipping his guitars over and restringing them to accommodate his left-handed playing, resulting in a `reverse` headstock and bridge pickup-features reproduced here in exacting detail. The `reverse` headstock produces a longer string length for the bass strings, creating a tighter playing feel along with easier bending and vibrato on the treble strings. A trio of unsurpassed American Vintage `65 single-coil pickups includes a reverse-slant bridge pickup, producing uniquely inspiring tone with tight, warm sound and enhanced upper harmonics and definition. The highly versatile 9.5`-radius `C`-shaped maple neck with medium jumbo frets offers a flatter playing surface-ideal for chording while simultaneously allowing you to bend notes to the stratosphere during scorching solos.
Commemorating Hendrix`s unrivaled legacy, the large `70s-style headstock bears the guitarist`s signature on the rear. A unique neck plate displays a shoulders-up silhouette of the man himself and the engraved inscription, `Authentic Hendrix,` leaving no doubt as to the inspiration behind this guitar. Available in classic Olympic White or Black, both with chrome hardware and including a gig bag, the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster is your chance to unleash your own `electric sky church` music.
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage `65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: American Vintage `65 Gray Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: American Vintage `65 Gray Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1.
(Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Reverse Headstock, Reverse Angled Bridge Pickup, Jimi Hendrix Signature on Back of Headstock, Engraved Neck Plate with Jimi Hendrix Likeness, Aged White Pickup Covers, Control Knobs and Switch Tip, Single "Wing" String Tree.